2024 JET Program Interviews: Please note for the 2024 JET Program application cycle, interviews will be virtual due to COVID-19. As with our 2021-2023 JET Program Interviews, candidates will be allowed to interview from their home in the US and from abroad.


Ideally, participants must depart from the same location where they interviewed. Participants may, however, depart from a different location. All JET participants will attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation in their departure city. Flights from the designated airport to Japan will be covered by the JET participants’ Contracting Organization, however, participants are responsible to get themselves to the designated airport.

Individuals who are residing in Japan can choose to “depart” from within Japan and will be exempted from the Pre-Departure Orientation. They will join other JETs at the Post-Arrival Orientation in Tokyo.

For each interview location’s contact information, please see here.

For departure dates, please see here.